The purpose of the program is to facilitate the continuing professional development of practicing K-12 science teachers. It is not for the purpose of the initial preparation of teachers. The program consists of four parts: Professional Education Core (15 hours), Science Content Core (9 hours), Guided Electives (9 hours), and a Capstone Experience (2 hours). In order to meet the diverse professional development needs of practicing K-12 science teachers, the program is flexible. More specifically it meets the needs of teachers who hold bachelor degrees in Secondary Science Education, the sciences, Mathematics, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, and teachers who have alternative certification. Therefore, the program relies on strong academic advising that takes into account the current knowledge and skills of program applicants when developing individual degree plans. The Master of Education in Science Education program is administered through the College of Sciences and Health Professions.